The General Overseer, Living Grace Churches International, Prophet Sunday Adekeye has admonished Christian faithfuls and people of other faiths alike to always reconcile their differences and learn to put the past behind.
The cleric made the admonition in his Sunday sermon on RoyalFM radio, Ilorin, Kwara State and online platforms with the title, Give Up to Go Up.
Picking his text from Colossians, 1:18-22 and 2Corinthians 5:18, Prophet Adekeye noted that one of the greatest impediments to human growth is holding on to the past.
He noted that living in the past is the cause of discord in many homes, offices, churches and even government parastatals.
The televangelist also cited the lapses in relationship as being responsible for the failure of some people to get help during this trying time of the covid-19 pandemic.
Adekeye said, “You need to live in the present. You need to forget the pain of yesterday. Husband didnt forget the pain of yesterday, wife didn’t forget the pain of yesterday. We are now piling issues and we cannot go further.
“During this lockdown, we have some who are nervous. They could not enter their neighbour’s house and they didn’t have food.
“Somebody told me of a man that died in Lagos. He said he did’t eat any food and the guy went to do this labour work. While he was doing the labour work, he fell and died there. And I wondered, did he not have people around him? Only God knows.
“So if you pile issues and cannot go to a neighbour to ask for a cup of water, if you die, you die on your own. You therefore need to understand that you should leave in the present. Some are still living in yester years. The offence of 10 years ago is what you still bore till now.”
The famous cleric therefore appealed to people to reconcile, be at peace with one another and always put love first above all things in order to live a Godly and earthly fulfilled life.
“The bible says that, out of three things, one is the greatest, and that is love. Any day you understand that maturity is next to love, you become a great person in life. I therefore charge everyone into reconciliation.
“Let there be peace between you and your loved ones. Let there be peace between you and your friends. Let there be peace between husband, wife and children. Let there be peace between Pastor and the church. Let there be peace between associates. Never you seek the downfall of another,” he admonished.